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I've lost control of all my settings on Ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for the last three months. I had installed programs, and kept them on the launcher and used a wallpaper manager - Variety. This morning when I opened my Laptop, I found that all ...
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Unusual graphic glitch in settings menu, among other windows

So I have this issue with how windows display in windows most prevalently in all settings menus, and I can't resize the window. I honestly have no idea what to call it, but it is an inconvenience that ...
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Settings and configurations are not saved on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently installed 12.04 LTS. Whenever I rearrange the launcher icons they reset to their initial order after a reboot. Also, although I can change the time and date settings, none of the changes ...
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1answer
69 views

Problem changing settings in desktop and programs in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I had Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. installed, but it wasn't very stable, so I installed Ubuntu LTS 12.04 in its place, removing everything from /, but keeping /home. Now I have several, but possibly related ...
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Weird setting in Ubuntu 13.10 after reinstalling unity

After reinstalling unity in Ubuntu 13.10 my setting is weird now ! I don't know how to solve but I have attached image below ! How can I fix this?
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199 views

Flash with ubuntu unity and firefox, can't click Local Settings dialog

After right-clicking a flash object of any kind (for example www.wgt.com/gameclient.aspx or a YouTube video, etc.), I'm not able to edit the local settings Please note that the local settings are not ...
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1answer
97 views

Enforcing corporate desktop and short cuts on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

How can I enforce the same desktop image and pre-created desktop shortcuts for all users on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity and prevent users from changing them please?
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2answers
1k views

How can I revert ubuntu settings after gnome-shell install

I have Ubuntu 13.04 32 bit. Recently, I installed Gnome 3 because I wanted to try something new. It looked and felt awful, so I removed it via ppa-purge. Unfortunately, some of my setting were ...
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736 views

Why does `startx /usr/bin/unity` not load my desktop settings?

I am trying to open a second X session with unity on display :1. For this to achieve I open another terminal (e.g. tty 6) with Ctrl + Alt +6 and login as the user whose desktop session I want to ...
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214 views

Unity settings like startup programs and mouse/touchpad dont work and I can't logout

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with unity on my acer c7 chromebook using Crouton. I don't think the crouton install gives you all the files a normal cd installation of 12.04 would, for instance ...
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113 views

Raring Drag and Drop Threshold removed - how to set it

Much to my annoyance, the drag and drop threshold has been removed in 13.04 from the mouse desktop settings. I find myself dragging and dropping now when I had no intention of doing so. This just ...
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1answer
3k views

In settings menu “Background” entry appears rather than “Appearance”

"Appearance" still appears in the dash but opening it only opens system settings. I have a feeling this problem is related to this one
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1answer
200 views

Unity Launcher Icons gets fuzzy when on odd numbered setting

Fuzzy icons when odd number-sized in launcher bar - unity Description of the problem When entering the appearance settings in the system tools, you can change the unity icon-size with a slider. ...
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1answer
260 views

How to increase audio levels on Xfce?

I have Ubuntu installed and installed Xfce as the interface which I run because it's faster. Since I am using a laptop, my speakers are sometimes much lower than what I like them to be which is why ...
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1answer
58 views

Restrict file search to ONE folder and it's subs

When I go to Settings > Privacy > Files (tab) It provides me with the option to provide a list of folders: "Don't record activity in the following folders" However, I'd like to be able to do ...
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1answer
1k views

System Settings has two online account icons?

I have two Online Accounts icons in System Settings. I'm pretty sure it's a bug. Clicking the red one shows me my facebook account, Clicking the blue shows nothing, so I can probably deduce those ...
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0answers
81 views

How to stop reordering of the same kind multiple preview windows in task switching?

When using task switching in the default graphical mode of Ubuntu 12.04, if they are multiple windows of the same kind, eg. multiple Terminal windows, you can see them all together and select which ...
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39 views

Ubuntu and Thunderbird forget my settings — how can I stop this?

A greenhorn here, so apologies for not spotting a probably simple solution. Ubuntu Unity sometimes loads with wireless internet switched off. Thunderbird never remembers basic user settings such as ...
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Screensaver/blanking problem

I have upgraded to 12.10 and then downgraded again to 12.04 LTS because of the screensaver or screen blanking problem. After 10-12 minutes the screen goes black/blank when i dont do anything (idle). I ...
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How can I make “File Edit View …” of windows always be displayed at the top line of Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity? All my applications are maximized. But i can not see "close/mini/maxi File Edit View" all the time. ...
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0answers
17 views

Can I automatically change Theme according to desktop environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have different GTK+ theme in Unity and Gnome Shell? Since it is quite a bit of hassle to go into settings, then Appearance, then change the theme to ...
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2answers
220 views

How do I disable or undo the launcher autohide setting?

I set my launcher settings to auto hide, and now I can't seem to find anything. I need to restore the default setting for the launcher. The settings menu doesnt seem to have a way to restore.
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1answer
2k views

How can I learn the command which will start an application in Unity's 'System Settings' from the command line?

How can I discover the command-line name (i.e. actual location) of one of Unity's System Settings applications? For example, "User Accounts", "Backup", "Appearance", and so forth? I wish to know this ...
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1answer
1k views

ubuntu 12.04 - can't get ubuntu one / update-manager to use system proxy settings

I set the network proxy as per the system settings GUI but this is not picked up by ubuntu one or update-manager - I just get failed to update repository information. Even apt doesn't work. I then ...
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1answer
881 views

How to run “firefox -profilemanager” with Unity?

I'm trying to find a way to edit the command that runs Firefox to just add "-profilemanager" to it, but can't find anyway on how to do it on Unity launcher or dash.
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1answer
4k views

How can I set my system to suspend when inactive to a longer amount of time

I run Mythtv on some Ubuntu 11.10 based machines. In the power settings, I can choose from a list of time periods from 5 minutes up to 1 hour for the the machine to suspend when inactive. I would ...
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1answer
2k views

How to shutdown the computer with physical power button or by closing the lid?

Does anyone know how to fine tune power settings in 11.10 such that I can turn off the power immediately (no dialogue box) by pressing the physical power button or closing the lid? It was easy to do ...
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2answers
274 views

Why isn't CompizConfigSettings Manager installed along side Unity?

If unity is shipped by default, and using CompizConfigSettings is recommended for configuration, shouldn't CompizConfigSettings Manager be installed along with it?
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3answers
4k views

Is there some place to adjust preferences for unity other than CCSM?

Is there some place to adjust preferences for unity other than CCSM? For instance my mounted volumes don't show up in unity. I am guessing I can turn this on somewhere. Also I am guessing there is ...